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Off-Broadway's BAGHDADDY to Launch Talk-Back Series Next Week


The well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, the musical Baghdaddy began performances on April 6 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). This Monday, May 22 they will launch a talk-back series, following the show, with more to be announced. For more information, visit

Baghdaddy begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies searching for redemption gather for a support group meeting. If you like searing political satire, rock and rap music, Jon Stewart, Colbert, The Daily Show, The Onion, or SNL, if you've ever posted or liked a funny political meme on social media, you're going to love Baghdaddy.

Talk-Backs include:

Monday, May 22, 2017 will featrure Middle Eastern history and culture expert and professor at Saran Lawrence College, Matthew Ellis, will join Baghdaddy writer Marshall Pailet and producer Charlie Fink.

Monday, June 12, 2017 will feature Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and author of Chasing Ghosts, Failures and Facades in Iraq, A Soldier's Perspective, Paul Reikoff.

"Since we have opened Baghdaddy, the response has been overwhelming. Some audience members are familiar with what actually transpired and not so much. But what is clear, is that if people in our government continue to move forward with their own personal agenda, we will end up with even more horrific results. After each show, the audiences either have questions or want to discuss this topic even further, so we are brigining in experts to engage audiences after the show. I am thrilled that we are presenting a piece of theatre that is not only entertaining, but makes people think about the world and our role in it." Baghdaddy propducer, Charlie Fink

The Baghdaddy cast includes: Brennan Caldwell (Regional: Urinetown. NBC's "The Sing-Off"); Jason Collins (National Tour: Annie; NYC: Signs of Life); Bob D'Haene (The Three Times She Knocked), Brandon Espinoza (Broadway: Tuck Everlasting, Gypsy); Joe Joseph (Regional: Kiss of the Spiderwoman); Claire Neumann (NYC: Triassic Parq) and Larisa Oleynik (TV: "Mad Men," Nickelodeon's "The Secret World of Alex Mack" Film: 10 Things I Hate About You) and Ethan Slater (SpongeBob in SpongeBob Musical).

Baghdaddy is written by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo directed by Marshall Pailet with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and choreography by Misha Shields, based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen, creative team includes: Kaite Heavner (Set Design), Jennifer Schriever (Lighting Design), Summer Lee Jack (Costume Design), Courteney Leggett (Production Stage Manager), Daryl Eisenberg (Casting), Edmund Gaynes (General Manager), Sean Springle (Company Manager). Baghdaddy is produced by Charlie Fink and co-produced by Tim Disney, Jan Brandt, Abigail E. Disney,Catherine Adler, Alan Goodman and Lawrence Poster.

Photo Credit: Ambe Williams

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